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Christmas Comes But Once A Year - 1936




The 15th in Fleischer Studios' Color Classics series of cartoons, in which orphans receive defective Christmas presents, and Professor Grampy comes to the rescue.


Producer Fleischer Studios
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviews

Reviewer: ban_the_cool_word - - January 3, 2015
Subject: Heartwarming Toon
I didn't find anything creepy about this classic animation. The "grampy" character is like a holiday MacGyver to these orphaned children and that satisfies your heart. Plus, I actually feel spirited because of the music and scenery (check out grampy's home made "snow"). I rate this classic second only to Fleischer's "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer". Fun to watch, especially in December.
Reviewer: CartoonChick - - December 6, 2010
Subject: Better Version
This version is complete and has better image quality than the other version.

While probably really cool in 1936, it's a lttle creepy today - in a good way. It's a nice, mindless story. Top rating for the just the theme song! It's hypnotic.

Christmas comes but once a year.
Now it's here. Now it's here.
Bringing lots of joy and cheer.
Tra, la, la, la, la!
You and me, and he, and she,
and we are glad because.
Why? Because, because, because,
There is a Santa Claus.
Oh, Christmas comes but once a year.
Now it's here. Now it's here.
Bringing lots of joy and cheer.
Tra, la, la, la, la!

I made a version with closed captions and an interactive trancript. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p17kBv8F5I
Leave a comment if you note a mistake and I'll gladly correct it.
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